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" OUR sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action, without being tired or satiated with its... "
The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and Explanatory ... - Sida 269
1854
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - 1819
...fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action without being...a notion of extension, shape, and all other ideas that'enter at the eye, except colours; but at the same time it is very much straitened, and confined...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volym 1

Hugh Blair - 1819 - 498 sidor
...the mind with " the largest variety of ideas, converses with its " objects at the greatest distance, and continues the " longest in action, without being...satiated " with its proper enjoyments. The sense of feel" ing can, indeed, give us a notion of extension, " shape, and all other ideas that enter at the...
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Lectures on rhetoric &c

Hugh Blair - 1820
...sight) with the " largest variety of ideas ; converses with its objects " at the greatest distance ; and continues the longest " in action, without being tired or satiated with its " proper enjoyments." Every reader must be sensible of a beauty here, both in the proper division of the members and pauses,...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 339 sidor
...fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues- the longest in action, without being...indeed,* give us a notion of extension, shape, and all ether ideas that enter at the eye, except colours ; but, at the same time, it is very much straitened...
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English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an ...

Lindley Murray - 1821 - 310 sidor
...converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action without heing tired, or satiated with its proper enjoyments. The...extension, shape, and all other ideas that enter at the eve, except colours; but, at the same time, it is very much straitened and confined in its operations,"...
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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric

Hugh Blair - 1822 - 258 sidor
...that be employed it to avoid the repetition of the word great> which occurs immediately afterward. The sense of feeling can, indeed, give us a notion...of extension, shape, and all other ideas that enter nt the eye, except colors; but at tktsame time, it is very much, straitened and confined in its operations...
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The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar

David Irving - 1821 - 318 sidor
...fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance; and continues the longest in action, without being tired or satiated with its proper enjoyments. —Aildtion, Spectator. Here every reader must be sensible of a beauty, both in the division of the...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles-lettres

Hugh Blair - 1822
...sentence has still another beauty . It is figurative, without being too much so for the subject. " 'I he sense of feeling can, indeed, give us a notion of...number, bulk, and distance of its particular objects." This sentence is by no means so happy as the former. It is, indeed, neither clear nor elegant. The...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1822 - 383 sidor
...of sight, " with the largest variety of ideas ; converses with its object at the greatest distance ; and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated with its proper enjoyments." Here every reader must be sensible of a beauty, both in the just division of the members and pauses,...
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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetorick

Hugh Blair - 1822 - 304 sidor
...fills the mind with the largtst -variety of idea*, convenes with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action, without being tired or satiated with its proper enjoyments. This sentence is remarkably harmonious, and •well constructed. Jt is entirely perspicuous. It is...
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